Carrie Underwood Performs at Season Finale of American Idol

28 05 2008


Carrie Underwood has FIERCE hair ~ what more can anyone say about it! She ALWAYS looks amazing! But so can you! This week I not only am posting some pictures of her hair when she performed at the season finale of American Idol, but I have also included a video in the “hair styling tips” page (located on this site) so you too can recreate this style!  It is really easy to recreate.  The video is on how to create a side pony tail, but the only difference with for Carrie’s style is that you move the ponytail to the center of your head. Oh..and the BEST part of the video is that it teaches you how to add extensions to your pony so that you can have this look even if your hair is short or if you need more volume in your pony!  The hair extensions are not expensive and can be purchased at any beauty supply store.  This is a great style for the summer months – classic, beautiful, easy and understated!

P.S. I added a pix of her pre-performance hair too, just because her hair is SO amazing!

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Cannes – Oh My Stars! Rihanna, Sharon Stone, Eva Longoria, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, Monica Bellucci, Aishwarya Rai, Madonna

22 05 2008

Cannes is celeb central! I wanted to share a few photos with you as well as share some styling tips on how to recreate these awesome looks!

I will begin by talking about the style worn by Madonna.

Madonna at Cannes Film Festival

Her style is the HOT, flirty, loose curled look. The folks the artists at GHD (flat iron company) give these tips on how to create the vertical wave:

  1. First, insert the flat iron horizontally at the base of the section, then flip it upward 180-degrees.
  2. As you move the styler down the strand, flip it backward and forward in a wave-like motion.
  3. Keep it moving at all times to prevent creasing and to keep the wave pattern consistent.
  4. At the end of the section, turn the thermal tool under to keep the tips smooth.

The back of Madonna’s hair is loosely pinned with bobby pins by taking varying sections, making a loose pin curl and pinning it.  Leave some of the ends out to give that “just out of bed” look.

Aishwarya Rai and Eva Longoria’s styles are all the rave this season!  For that exact reason I have a “hair styling tips” page (located on this site) that has 2 videos to teach you different ways to recreate these styles!

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Katie Holmes, Rihanna, Monica Bellucci, and Sharon Stone are wearing the a sleek style that is best created with a smoothing iron and the right product!

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My product of choice is Sebastian Laminates Crema Styler Anti-Frizz Control with Shine styling product (AMAZING!  I SWEAR by this stuff!)  My favorite smoothing iron is Paul Mitchel Ionic Iron – their newest flat iron…it rocks!

  1. After shampooing and towel drying your hair, add the Sebastian product.  Blow dry your hair using a wrap technique.  Think of your brush as the semi truck and the blow dryer as your trailer, wrap the hair so it goes one way around the head, then flip to the other side.   Do the same thing.  What this does is dries the hair with the cuticle down, which provides more shine.  It takes a few minutes longer than power drying, but hey, the shine is worth it!
  2. Next, since the hair is dry, you can begin to flat iron.  Take small sections and smooth the hair.  If you are getting lines in your hair check the temp of your iron (bleached blondes DO NOT need it set on 400 degrees!).  Also, don’t SQUEEZE so hard, think of the fact that you are smoothing your hair.

Until next time!  Hope every day is a great hair day!





American Country Music Awards (ACM) more photos! By popular Demand! Carrie Underwood, Kelly Pickler, Miranda Lambert, LeAnn Rimes, Taylor Swift

20 05 2008

Hi Everyone!

It seems that y’all LOVED the ACM awards (what a night of performances!).  I wanted to add on some ones that I didn’t get posted immediately after the event!  I have a few more of Carrie Underwood, but I think the ones posted originally are her best ones.  If you want more of her, please comment and I will add them!

Oh…before I forget, I was so happy to hear that Kelly Pickler attended beauty school!  Ok, so she didn’t graduate, but hey, at least she had her toe in the industry…even if it was for just a minute!  ENJOY!

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American Country Music Awards (ACM) Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Kelly Pickler, and the list goes on!

19 05 2008

 
The stars of the American Country Music Awards really showed their stuff last night! There was not only amazing performances but WOW, WHAT GREAT HAIR! The men and women were all looking H-O-T! What more can I say..except….nay, I won’t do the cliche YEE HAW! But seriously, the show was great and so were the hair styles! Here are some pix I thought you would enjoy!

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Kim Kardashian at the MGM Grand Foxwood Casino Opening

18 05 2008

One of my favorite Celebs at the moment…KIM KARDASHIAN – looking as hot as ever!  She always looks so flawless!  As a little FYI…her hair stylist also does the hair for the Girl’s Next Door (Holly, Kendra, Bridget) – amazing!  This style is great for an evening out at the club, graduation, weddings, etc.  Simple elegance!

Kim Kardashian at the MGM Grand





Sex and the City, Cannes, Met Costume Gala – What a week!

17 05 2008


I just don’t know where to start!  Well, first I COULD start by talking about that hat Sara Jessica Parker wore to the London release party for Sex and the City….but I won’t!  This site is dedicated to hair, so I will bite my tongue about that green hat….anyway, she totally redeemed herself in Berlin!  Did you see how H-O-T that updo was!  I have been scouring the internet trying to get photos of every angle of her hair!  Absolute Perfection!  This style is one that is SO perfect for dinner parties, weddings, prom, you name it!

I will be updating this weekly with my pix of great celebrity hair and styles that you might like!  If you are looking for a photo of a celeb or hairstyle, please e-mail me styledbyalicia@gmail.com because I want to make sure I am blogging about things YOU want!

Sarah Jessica Park at the Berlin Premiere of
Other celebs having an absolute FAB hair week are:

Petra NemcovaLeighton Meester of Gossip GirlsPaula Abdul





Latest Trends (styles your peers are wearing)

12 05 2008


Modern Medium or Luxurious Long Hair:

For those that love their long locks, waves and curls are your hot trend!  Curling irons, flat irons, hot rollers, and pin curls are all various tools you can use to achieve these volumous and glamorous looks.  Talk to your hair stylist to learn how to create the look as well as find the correct professional hair care product system to help maintain and control your curls!

Also, under “hairstyling tips”  I have placed a video created by the award winning Edward Tricomi that instructs you how to create these styles at home.

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